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Re: [xsl] why not match text()? (fork from "Novice Question -

From: David Carlisle <davidc@---.--.-->
To: xsl-list@-----.------------.---
Date: 12/20/2010 11:18:00 PM
On 20/12/2010 23:05, Syd Bauman wrote:
> b) those experts who spoke of the rare need for matching text()
>     either don't deal with data like mine -- TEI

It's not a matter if what experts may do, so much as a question of what 
they see others doing on this list (and especially) on the xquery list.
All the uses you gave consisted of doing string manipulations within 
text content, for that text() can be very reasonable (although you still 
need to be careful about comments) but that isn't the common use you 
see, which is


<xsl:value-of select="element-name/text()"/>

rather than

<xsl:value-of select="element-name"/>

especially in a thread with "novice question" in the subject line, it's 
a reasonable asumption that whatever the answer is, it doesn't need text().

Now you don't count as a novice and probably the originator of the 
original thread isn't either, but still, that's what it says in the 
subject line....


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